With these new window treatments I did something I’ve never done before.
I have a very strong “I can make that myself” impulse. I like the challenge of creating things myself and the satisfaction of knowing “I made that!”
And of course, in many instances, the only way something is affordable is to do it yourself.
But this time I treated myself. I’ve been contemplating new window treatments for the living room and kitchen for a while now. I picked new fabric for the kitchen over a year ago!
While in the process of making the new kitchen curtains (which I’ll be sharing soon) I decided it was time for new living room curtains too and I didn’t want to wait till I could get around to it!
(aka I had company coming in to town.)
So I had the workroom make them for me! I’ve never done that for myself! Ever!
I made the previous curtains not long after we moved in to our home 10 years ago. While I still loved the fabric I was more than ready for a change.
The under valances are available for sale in The Shop. Panels have already sold.
This time I wanted simple. Light and simple.
I chose an Ivory Linen called Jefferson and add a two finger Metro pleat for detail. The pleats include pin hooks for easy installation. I mixed up my hardware by adding 2″ black metal rings-with-ring to the existing wood rods.
I used metal rings because…
1. I like metal rings
2. and I had plenty metal rings in stock and not enough wood rings.
Previously I only used one panel per window because of how close the windows are positioned to the fireplace.
This time I ignored that and went with 2 panels on each window.
If you’d told me 5 or 10 years ago I would one day have solid white curtains I would never have believed you!
For someone who is known for mixing lots of color and pattern and details…
I am…currently…absolutely loving these simple curtain panels.
That I didn’t have to make myself!!!
That I installed one hour before my company arrived! 🙂
Fabric – Ivory Jefferson Linen (aka Ivory Lincoln at fabricresource.com)
Hardware – fabricresource.com (custom painted with a black wash)